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Dole salads processed in Springfield have been linked to a listeria outbreak. Katie Wedell/Staff

CDC: Dole listeria outbreak is first linked to leafy vegetables

It took time for federal investigators to identify the source of a listeria outbreak ultimately linked to Dole’s Springfield facility, in part because it marked the first time a listeria outbreak was tied to leafy vegetables, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. A ...

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Amazon to test 30-hour workweek for some employees

The traditional workweek is going to shrink for a select group of employees at Amazon. The Washington Post reports that Amazon will test out a 30-hour workweek for a small group of tech product employees working in the human resources division of the online retailing giant. The part-time employees will ...

Hundreds of people lined up this morning to shop at the remodeled Aldi s store in Springfield. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

ALDI reopens expanded, renovated store

Shoppers stretched across the ALDI parking lot Friday morning as the grocer reopened its Bechtle Avenue store following an $850,000 expansion and renovation. The store, at 2091 N. Bechtle Ave., was closed for about five weeks during a remodeling effort that included a 2,500 foot expansion as well as renovations ...

Clifford Borden, owner of Pritchet’s Shoe Service, repairs a pair of shoes in his North Light Street business Thursday, August 25, 2016. Bill Lackey/Staff

NAACP event to help minority businesses network in Springfield

Networking and marketing skills are crucial for a business to succeed, but many potential entrepreneurs in Clark County don’t have the tools and resources they need to get their ventures of the ground. The NAACP, with help from several other area organizations, hope to offer advice and information during an ...

Josh Penhorwood, from Koenig Equipment, talks with Sue Evans and her sister-in-law Susan Evans during the Champaign County OSU Extension’s Precision Ag Field Day Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

OSU expert says drone rules could improve agriculture

Precision agriculture is likely to play a significant role in what is projected to be a roughly $82 billion unmanned aerial vehicle industry, but it will take time to develop, experts said Friday at Precision Agriculture Day at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. The Federal Aviation Administration recently released its first ...

The Community Blood Center in Dayton said Friday it will comply with the government’s new guidelines calling for all U.S. blood banks to start screening for mosquito-borne Zika virus.

Local blood center to begin testing donations for Zika

The Community Blood Center in Dayton said Friday it will comply with the government’s new guidelines calling for all U.S. blood banks to start screening for mosquito-borne Zika virus.The new guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are intended to protect the nation’s blood supply from the virus at ...

Dole salads processed in Springfield have been linked to a listeria outbreak. Katie Wedell/Staff

CDC: Dole listeriosis outbreak is first linked to leafy vegetables

It took time for federal investigators to identify the source of a listeriosis outbreak ultimately linked to Dole’s Springfield facility, in part because it marked the first time a listeriosis outbreak was tied to leafy vegetables, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Friday. A ...

Hara Arena to open its doors to public one last time

After more than 60 years in business, the Dayton Hara Arena & Exhibition Center on Saturay will open its doors to the public one last time. The arena will host its last events Saturday before shutting down the business permanently. The family-owned arena was forced to shut down after an ...

You could see vintage race cars at the Springfield Swap Meet & Car Show held last weekend at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Marshall Gorby/Staff

Miami County’s A.B. Graham Memorial Center to host car cruise

The A.B. Graham Memorial Center will host the Miami Valley Kruzers Car show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at U.S. 36 and Alcony-Conover Road.All collector vehicles are welcome as well as vintage tractors and stationary engines. The event will also include food, concessions and other activities ...

Springfield Chamber of Commerce Business Expo. Bill Lackey/Staff

Voting for “Best of Springfield” nears completion

The Chamber of Greater Springfield is launching a new lifestyle magazine celebrating “The Best of Springfield.”Voting for the 2016 Best of Springfield awards closes on Aug. 30. Cast a vote at www.BestOfSpfld.com to select the best in 20 different categories ranging from restaurants to recreation. The Best of Springfield Celebration ...

Hundreds of people lined up this morning to shop at the remodeled Aldi’s store in Springfield. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Aldi’s reopens in Springfield

More than 200 shoppers lined up around the parking lot for the grand reopening of the Aldi’s grocery store on Bechtel Avenue in Springfield this morning. The store had been closed for five weeks for remodeling and expansion. “We’re really excited here in Springfield today,” said Sarah Brown, regional vice ...

20K strollers recalled due to defect

A baby stroller manufacturer is recalling 20,000 units in the US due to a defect that could increase the risk of falls. Dorel Juvenile is recalling Step and Go Travel Systems sold under the Safety 1st brand, sold between May 2015 and June 2016. Recalled units will have model number ...

Dozens of Ohio doctors sanctioned for sexual misconduct involving their patients have been allowed to continue practicing medicine after completing confidential counseling and therapy that even their counselors say is ineffective in many cases.

Exclusive: After sex therapy, sanctioned doctors returned to practice

Dozens of Ohio doctors sanctioned for sexual misconduct involving their patients have been allowed to continue practicing medicine after completing confidential counseling and therapy that even their counselors say is ineffective in many cases.And the number of those eligible for reinstatement continues to grow as sanctioned doctors meet the terms ...

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Job recruiter says women should hide engagement ring during interviews

A job recruiter started waves after he posted an article on LinkedIn last week detailing why a woman should avoid wearing her engagement ring to job interviews. The post sparked rebuttals from female users on the site. >> Read more trending stories The post was made on LinkedIn by Bruce ...

Heather Bresch, chief executive officer of Mylan Inc., speaks during a panel discussion at the Bloomberg Year Ahead: 2015 conference in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2014. ANDREW HARRER / BLOOMBERG

Local health network suggests EpiPen alternatives

Local doctors are recommending alternatives to EpiPens as the manufacturer of the device used to control allergic reactions scrambles to appease irate consumers.The company that manufacturers the devices, Mylan, has a monopoly on EpiPens and has hiked prices as frequently as three times a year since 2007.Local doctors are offering ...

In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions, in Sacramento, Calif. Price hikes for the emergency medicine have made its maker, Mylan, the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

EpiPen prices anger parents of kids with allergies

The cost of EpiPens have risen more than 400 percent in the past decade, and some area consumers are feeling the financial effects of paying for the expensive anti-allergy drug injectors.The company that manufacturers the devices, Mylan, has a monopoly on EpiPens — potentially life-saving devices used to stop allergic ...

Clark State’s Mary Benedict shows off some of the fun items the manufacturing students had 3-D printed Wednesday for John Carey Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, left, Ryan Burgess, director of the governor’s office of workforce transformation, and Clark State President Dr. Jo Alice Blondin during a tour of the school’s manufacturing labs. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark State manufacturing, other programs ‘ticket to middle class’

Helping Ohioans in the workforce and non-traditional students continue their education is a priority for the state, the chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education said in Springfield on Wednesday.That includes new manufacturing labs at Clark State Community College constructed thanks to a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. ...

Ex-Fox News CEO Roger Ailes called Stacey Dash 'the black girl,' lawsuit alleges

Andrea Tantaros, a former co-host of Fox News’ “The Five” and “Outnumbered,” is in the process of suing the media company over sexual harassment.

>> Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown named in Fox News sexual harassment lawsuit

“Fox News masquerades as a defender of traditional family values, but behind the ...

Starbucks Coffee Co. salted caramel hot chocolate. A Starbucks location will open inside the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield next month.

Starbucks to open location in downtown Springfield

A downtown Springfield hotel plans to open a Starbucks kiosk as early as next month, the first time the national chain will have a presence downtown or in Clark County.Construction of the coffee shop is underway at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield, and is expected to be finished ...

Affordable Care Act rates up 13 percent in Ohio

Annual premiums for Ohioans buying health coverage through the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace will rise about 13 percent next year to $5,065, based on finalized rates sent to the federal government for approval, officials at the Ohio Department of Insurance said Wednesday.But even if premium prices rose by ...

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